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Douglas Ashburn is Editor-at-Large of John Lothian News, and serves as a lead project manager for MarketsReformWiki, the regulatory website launched by John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. on February 28, 2011.
MarketsReformWiki is specifically dedicated to tracking and archiving of all information related to regulatory reform in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The site  features a comprehensive aggregation of financial regulatory rulemakings, video content, commentary and insight, comment letters, hearings and testimony.
Ashburn, a 20-plus year veteran of the Chicago financial markets, also writes a weekly column for JLN FX. (A selection of his columns can be found below.) He also provides editorial support for the JLN Managed Futures Newsletter.
Ashburn has been a foreign exchange options and futures trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange since the early 1990s. He has traded for an international banking institution, has been a partner in small- and mid-tier trading groups, and has traded as an independent forex market maker. In 2006, he earned the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation from the CAIA Association. He is also a member of the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA).
- Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart School of Business, MBA, December 2010. He also worked as a TA and guest lecturer for undergraduate and graduate-level courses in economics and operations management.
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, BS, Agricultural Economics
- Change of Plans, JLN Forex, July 10, 2012
- The Wimpy Solution, JLN Forex, June 12, 2012
- Bears, Whales, and the Sound of History Repeating, JLN Forex, June 5, 2012
- The Opposite of Austerity?, JLN FX, May 8, 2012
- The One-Way Dead-End Street, JLN FX, April 17, 2012
- A Note on Leverage, JLN FX, April 10, 2012
- We'll Take Your Money, but Not Because We Need It, JLN FX, March 13, 2012
- Connecting the Dots, JLN FX, March 6, 2012
- Your Secret is Safe...or Is It?, JLN FX, February 28, 2012
- After Timeliness is Stability in Switzerland, JLN FX, January 24, 2012
- Mario Draghi: A Day in the Life of a Central Banker, JLN FX, January 17, 2012
- A Layman's Guide to Regulation 1.25, MarketsReformWiki, December 13, 2011
- Trade Zones Past, Present, and Future, JLN FX, December 6, 2011
- The Latest, Greatest Hope for the Eurozone, JLN FX, November 22, 2011
- Supercommittee Superfail?, JLN FX, November 22, 2011
- Hyperinflation Hall of Fame: Who Wants to Be a Trillionaire?, JLN FX, November 15, 2011
- Buy the Rumor; Sell the Fact, JLN FX, November 1, 2011
- Sovereign “Hot Potato”, JLN FX, October 25, 2011
- Speculation, Position Limits and Monetary Policy, JLN FX, October 18, 2011
- John Lothian News Special Report: A Global Economy Pushed to its Limits, September 26, 2011
- Beware of Falling BRICs?, JLN FX, September 6, 2011
- How Big is your Mattress? “Safe” Investing in a Zero Interest Rate Environment, JLN FX, August 30, 2011
- Currency Debasement:Careful What You Wish For, JLN FX, August 23, 2011
- Renminbi:The Double-Edged Sword of a Dollar Peg, JLN FX, August 16, 2011
- ZIRP Traps, Safe Havens and Negative Interest Rates, JLN FX, August 9, 2011
- Return of the Alpine Safe Haven, JLN FX, August 2, 2011
- The Greek Restructuring Plan: A Decent Rough Draft, JLN FX, July 26, 2011
- Sovereign Debt Crises: A Happy Ending?, JLN FX, July 12, 2011
- The Eurozone: Many moving parts, JLN FX, June 21, 2011
- Following the Fed: Actions Speak Louder (and More Coherently) than Words, JLN FX, May 17, 2011
- Memories, Long and Short JLN FX, May 3, 2011
- Downgrades, Haircuts, and “Trump Cards”, JLN FX, April 19, 2011
- Playing Three Rounds of The Intervention Game, JLN FX, March 22, 2011
- What is a Dollar? And Other Imponderables, JLN FX, March 15, 2011
- FX as an Asset Class: My “Lightbulb Moment”, JLN FX, February 8, 2011
- Alignment: The Key to a Smooth Ride GEOnomics '11, Global Equity Organization, p. 139-142
Ashburn can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.